Cars Shot At, Guns Drawn in Multiple Incidents Along Highway 67/167

State Police Confirm Three Cases, One Arrest Made

PULASKI COUNTY/WHITE COUNTY, Ark. - High speeds are now accompanied by high risk along Highway 67/167 across several central Arkansas towns.

"There's obviously no regard for human life especially if you're going to pull up next to two teenagers on the freeway and pull a gun," says one Lonoke county mother.

The mother wanted to remain anonymous after she says her teenage son and his girlfriend came face-to-face with a gun in traffic, traveling down Highway 67/167 between Jacksonville and Sherwood on Sunday.

"Broad daylight; on the freeway," the mother says.

It's a disturbing trend that continues to accelerate.

This month, at least five people reported getting shot at or aimed at with a gun while driving on 67-167. Three were reported on Sunday and two on October 1.

The cases stretch from Sherwood to Searcy, and State Police have investigated at least three.

"As a parent, I want whoever's doing this caught," the mother says.

On Monday morning, State Police confirmed one arrest stemming from highway gunfire near Searcy. Jonathan Ray King faces multiple charges after investigators say he shot at a car and then tossed the gun out the window.

Authorities haven't named any suspects in the other incidents.

Meanwhile, the Lonoke county mom says she's taking detours until authorities can pump the brakes on this traffic terror.

 "I would like state police to take it more seriously before someone does get killed." 

If you have any information regarding these incidents, please contact Arkansas State Police.

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